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Explosive news from WGN America: The cable network has just renewed Manhattan, its dramatic chronicle of the atomic bomb's birth, for a second season.

"Manhattan represents the kind of high-quality original series we aim to deliver at WGN America," says Matt Cherniss, president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios.

Manhattan joins Salem as WGN America's second original series to score a renewal this year. Manhattan has struggled to find a wide audience, but earned a great deal of critical acclaim, including from TV Guide Magazine's Matt Roush, who calls the show a "surprise obsession."

Manhattan's freshman season finale airs Sunday night, Oct. 19, at 10/9c. In the episode, Frank Winter (John Benjamin Hickey) is given a major opportunity. Olivia Williams, Daniel Stern and Ashley Zukerman are also among the series stars. Sam Shaw created the show and executive produces with Thomas Schlamme, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross and Dustin Thomason.

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